When to test

We are often asked the question “How often should I test my pool?”.

Although advice varies from test kit suppliers, we have come up with what we believe to be a safe option. Testing the pool water is the most important regular care task, for the health and enjoyment of your swimmers and the lifespan of your pool.

Here is what we recommend:

Task Frequency
Total Alkalinity Monthly
pH Level Every other day
Free Chlorine Every other day
Stabilizer / Conditioner (Cyanuric Acid) Start and middle of season
Shock Treatment Every 7 to 10 days
Water Hardness Seasonally
Drain and refill pool 5-7 years (Unless advised as a one off)

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